hey hey hey, we are going to be at Weirdo Zine Fest THIS SATURDAY 9th FEBRUARY 2019 in Leeds! it’s gonna be great. and just so you know, we will not be there under the name Vampire Sushi, because i am in the process of changing the name. i mean i’ve changed the social media handles and bought a new domain, and i’m in the process of trying to get the website ready for a proper launch, but i’ve been too busy for the last few weeks (finishing a new zine, sorting out new stock in time for the zine fest, going to canterbury to see & meet miz cracker, general life stuff..) but it’s happening, and i’ll announce it properly as soon as it’s ready to go! but yes, look out for VAMPIRE HAG DISTRO at Weirdo Zine Fest!

9th FEBRUARY 2019 from 12:00-17:00
Room 700, Leeds Central Library, Calverley St, Leeds LS1 3AB

Hello world! Facebook decided to delete the original Weirdo Zine Fest because of what I suspect is targeted reporting so there’s now a new event for this which needs sharing AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

Weirdo Zine Fest is a self-publishing fair celebrating DIY cultural production by radical and marginalised people. Preference for tables goes to women, queers, people of colour, disabled people, trans people, fat people, sex workers and anyone who is otherwise marginalised.

This year’s fair will be held in Room 700, Leeds Central Library, between 12 and 5pm. There will be 28 stallholders, selling zines, art and merch.

Samra Mayanja
Apples to Zines
Cool Schmool Zines
Cross Words Zines
Gears For Queers
Girl Gang Leeds
Heart of Hearts zines
Kitty Collector zines
Kraken & Crow
Lindsay Draws
Molly Pukes
Our Victory Line
Someone Somewhere
Susie Rumsby
Paloma Armás Front
Will Be Betrayed
York Queer Women and Gender Group
Zines and Ting
F R Kesby
ALQ (Autistic Leftwing Queer)
melão brando
Synchronise Witches Press
Tender Hands Press
Trash Kitten Creations
vampire sushi distro / your pretty face is going straight to hell
Brown Girls Do It
Chella Quint

Accessibility info is available on the council’s website here:
Please feel free to message me with any additional questions and I’ll get them answered ASAP.

The space for this fair has been provided by the lovely folks at Leeds Zine Library! Here’s some info about them:
Leeds Zine Library is an archive and reference library of contemporary zines. Browse through our ever growing collection of DIY publications made by local and UK zine makers. zines on a wealth of subjects including books, art, society and politics. Submit zines to Leeds Zine Library, Leeds Central Library, Calverly Street, Leeds LS1 3AB
@leedslibraries #LeedsZineLibrary



Swindon Zine Fest 2018

Saturday at 13:00–17:00
Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, SN1 5BP Swindon

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Swindon will have its first zinefest on the 18th of August this year!

A zine (/’zi?n/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier.

We’ll be running workshops on various zine related activities, and hosting a wide range of stall holders selling zines, small press, comics and illustrations


Sophie Sherwood will be running a sun printing workshop, where you can create your own prints using solar activated paper. (Material cost donations)

Tessa Goodfellow will be running a ‘Self-publish your Photozine’ workshop where she asks that you ‘bring 6 – 10 images around the theme of ‘HOME’ that we can discuss how these might represent a feeling or tell a story. These can be phone images or physical photos. We will then define an aesthetic and explore the most practical route for them in order to create a zine.’ (Pay What You Can)

Vampire Sushi Distro will be running a make your own zine workshop.

For the full list of zine makers, small press, illustrators and comic book makers who will be exhibiting their work at Swindon Zine Fest, you can check out the posts on the Swindon Zine Fest pages (twitter / facebook / instagram) or click through to our website here.

PROCESS! at Somerset House (we’re there on SUNDAY)

we’ll be at PROCESS! at somerset house THIS SUNDAY 22nd July. (just sunday, sadly we’re only there on sunday)

PROCESS at Somerset House

21 – 22 Jul 2018
Saturday 11.00-20.00
Sunday 11.00-17.00
River Rooms
& Lancaster Rooms


Somerset House & Somerset House Studios residents OOMK, present PROCESS!, a two day festival celebrating independent media & making, bringing together established & emerging designers, artists, activists & publishers to explore, interrogate & share approaches to creative & collaborative process. In the context of high speed media & access to infinite information, how do we create time, space & approaches that can enable us to process the social & political climate & create new media and outputs?

This unique weekend, includes 80 zine fair exhibitors, 5 talks, 4 workshops 2 live demo documentations, a zine library commission & communal call out open to all. Each strand will highlight different processes behind organising, designing & publishing, whilst consciously considering developments in interdependent industry, digital reach & opportunities for international relations & all round participation.

PLEASE NOTE: Each ticket enables you to attend PROCESS! for up to three hours and will give you access to the events taking place during your three hour session on a first come first served basis.

Please be aware that some artworks and opinions expressed may not be suitable for all visitors.



PROCESS! Daily Zine Fair Exhibitors

Meet the makers, browse and buy into independent publications from artists, studios, collectives presses and distributers.


Tender Hands Press / Publication Studio London / Beat / Book Works / Shy Radicals / Cool Schmool Zines / Rope Press / Erin Aniker & We Are Here / Mark Pawson / Brigid Elva / Rachel Littlewood / Accumulate / LCBA A6 Books / Chateau International / Variant Space / Black Eye Press / Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives / Evelyn Wangui / Jacob V Joyce / Simon Moreton / Stanley Miller & His Dad / Lunchtime For Wild Youth / BFR Mag / Blue Magazine / Bathysphere Editions / Syrup Mag / Slug Ink Press / Independents United / Soofiya / Hidden Eggs / Chanced Arm / Baguette Trousers / Spud Collective / SEED Editions / Oppose / OOMK / Rabbits Road Press.


Typical Girls / Polyester / Studio Operative / Protest Press / Pen Fight Distro / Skin Deep / Khidr Collective / Jumbo Press / Common Books / ZZZ / Pause / Ariel Finch / Best Practice / YellowZine / Plantain Papers / Aleesha Nandhra / Cat Sims / Gareth Brookes / Aisyah Rais / Sula Collective / Illustrated Self / Consented / Cheer Up Love / Dream Nails / Vampire Sushi Distro / Less Than Five Hundred Press / Obsession Collective / Hook Magazine / Token Magazine / Subject / South Bedfordshire Pictorial / Vagina Denta Zine / Filler Zine / Dead Trees & Dye / Waldren Press / Editorial Facsimile / OOMK / Rabbits Road Press.


i don’t even know where to start with this update post. it’s taken me far too long to add the new stuff we got at northwest zine fest two months ago. i’m sorry it’s been an exhausting and sweaty two months. and i wanted to make everything look nice or whatever. but yes, everything is updated and we have a slightly new look (new product photo background, and banner i actually changed 2 months ago but shhhh)

NEW IN STOCK = deadname #1, here in my head #18, jellyfish out of hell #1, my life in pictures, out in the sticks #1, reboundary.

BACK IN STOCK = hard femme #4, light light speed #1, move under yr own power #1, never kill a boy on the first date #1, scorpio moon #4, sonorus #3, sonorus #4, sonorus #5, thanks for your concern but that’s just my face, the common cold, versions of violence, working class queers.

in other news, we have another ZINE WORK SHOP AT INTRA TOMORROW (SUNDAY 8th), you are still 100% welcome to join at short notice. the more the merrier. there’s more information at an earlier blog post, as usual.

AND in more news, HAPPY INTERNATIONAL ZINE MONTH EVERYONE! and as usual there are a list of activities you can do each day, as usual. (i know we’ve missed a few by now but there’s no rules, you can pick and choose what you do and you can even do them in whatever order you want!) conveniently today is DISTRO APPRECIATION DAY! so why not appreciate vampire sushi and order some zines from us *wink wink nudge* keep an eye out for our twitter and maybe instagram for our IZM celebrations. i’m sure we’ll manage some? oh yeah and we are doing 18% off all orders with the code IZM18

and the same again in text form in case that is more accessible to you xxx

JULY 1 – CanaZine Day! Buy, read, or share zines from Canada for Canada Day!

JULY 2 – Zine Rewind! Re-read your favorite zines and remind yourself why you fell in love with them in the first place.

JULY 3 – Teach a friend or family member about zines or even a stranger!

JULY 4 – AmeriZine Day! Explore marginalized voices in America. Buy, share, and read zines about racial justice and zines written by people of color.

JULY 5 – Review a zine online or write a review to share in your own zine.

JULY 6 – Zine Pride Day! Explore LGBTQIA zines! Buy, share, and read zines by people of marginalized sexual orientations and gender identities. Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project!

JULY 7 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order zines from a distro to get yourself some reading material for IZM2018

JULY 8 – Cook with a recipe you found in a zine!

JULY 9 – Write a letter to a zine penpal

JULY 10 – Write a letter to a zine maker you don’t know

JULY 11- International Zine Day! Buy, share, or read zines from a country different than your own

JULY 12 – ZineWiki Day! Add to or update

JULY 13 – Friday the 13th! Make up a zine superstition and share it (skip the 13th issue? Spin 3 times to prevent copier jams or avoid paper cuts? Let your best friend read your zine before anyone else?)

JULY 14 – ValenZines Day! Give yourself some zine love in whatever way it means to you! read zines in a bubble bath? Buy some new scissors? Let your zine friends know you care about them.

JULY 15 – Free Zine Day! Give zines away or leave zines in public place for a stranger to find

JULY 16 – Make a list of reasons you love zines and share it with others

JULY 17 – make a flyer for your zine to trade with others or to send out with zine orders and trades

JULY 18 – Zine trade Day! Ask someone to trade zines

JULY 19 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration in the distro

JULY 20 – Zine Shop Appreciation Day! Visit your local zine shop!

JULY 21 – Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library. Don’t have one in your area? Why not start one?

JULY 22 – Send or drop off your zine to a zine library to be included in their collection

JULY 23 – Order zines from a different zine distro

JULY 24 – Teach yourself a new zine skill like a new binding technique or how to make a 1 page zine

JULY 25 – Send your zine out for review to a website or magazine that does reviews

JULY 26 – Organize your zine collection

JULY 27 -Post online about some of your favorite zines!

JULY 28 – Plan or attend a zine event! Big or tiny!

JULY 29 – Take a photo of you with your zine or zine collection and post it online

JULY 30 – Write a letter or post about your IZM2018

JULY 31 – HallowZine! Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us.


-Read a zine everyday

-Attend or organize a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at

-Draw a comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online